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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr has good information about the record companies.


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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 19, 2018 Imperial International Orchestra
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Performer: Imperial International Orchestra Polish Folk Dance. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number:...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Dec 20, 2017 Ted Maxim And His Orchestra; Paul Francis Webster; Adolph Zakrzewski; Irving Aaronson
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Performer: Ted Maxim And His Orchestra; Adolph Zakrzewski Writer: Paul Francis Webster Walc; Waltz; Polish Vocal Chorus; From MGM Picture "The Great Caruso". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 6, 2017 Stas Jaworski Orkiestra W. Dana; F. C. Schunke
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Performer: Stas Jaworski Orkiestra W. Dana Polish vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.5 mil truncated...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Polka
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Mar 6, 2017 Stas Jaworski Orkiestra W. Dana; W. H. Sajewski; Duriak; Przybyiski
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Performer: Stas Jaworski Orkiestra W. Dana Writer: Przybyiski Walczyk; Polish vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 14, 2017 B. Kryger; Brunon Kryger's Orchestra; Jerry and Lucian Kryger; Lucian Kryger
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Polish vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Polka, Vocal
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Feb 14, 2017 Polo; B. Kryger; Brunon Kryger's Orchestra; Jerry and Lucian Kryger; Jerry Kryger
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Polish vocal. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Polka, Vocal
Source: 78